Simple Ways to Profit from Spring Cleaning

Simple Ways to Profit from Spring Cleaning

May 21, 2019

With the weather finally beginning to warm up in many parts of the country, people are shifting into spring-cleaning mode. Before you roll up your sleeves and start tossing things, however, think about doing your spring cleaning in a way that can help generate some cash.             Following are a few ways to turn your …

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Insulation Is Key to Conserving Energy

Insulation Is Key to Conserving Energy

May 21, 2019

Whether building new or remodeling a home, insulation should be at the top of the list. Proper insulation is the key to an energy-efficient home that stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Reducing energy bills goes hand in hand with installing or upgrading insulation, and while there may be an up …

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Go Green at Home

Go Green at Home

April 24, 2019

Recycling around the home goes far beyond the weekly recycling bin pick up. There are many ways to “go green” and do even more earth-friendly practices around your home outside of the normal plastic, aluminum and glass recycling. Let’s look at a few different ways to reuse, recycle, repurpose and upcycle around the home. Books- …

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Latest Developments in Electric Vehicles

Latest Developments in Electric Vehicles

March 18, 2019

Manufacturers are introducing more and more electric vehicles (EV) to the market today. As electric vehicles continue to evolve, they are offering longer driving distances before charges, quicker acceleration, and more technological and performance improvements. Among the most noteworthy developments for EV’s is the declining price of lithium-ion batteries. Initially, these batteries composed nearly half …

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Calculate your Carbon Footprint

Calculate your Carbon Footprint

February 20, 2019

A carbon footprint is based on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that a person contributes to the environment each year. This is calculated from how many miles you drive on an annual basis to your electricity usage and various other factors. There are a wide variety of websites that offer useful emission calculators to …

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Home Electronics: The Energy Vampires

Home Electronics: The Energy Vampires

January 16, 2019

Did you know that an estimated 10 to 15 percent of all electricity used in the home is typically consumed by electronic devices? Thus, computers, televisions and other electronics are termed ‘vampires’ as they suck energy while they are plugged in, even when not in use. Home electronics seem to keep multiplying in this day …

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Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning

December 6, 2018

The basic idea for being green when you clean is to be environmentally friendly and have less of an effect on human health than with traditional cleaning products. Using green-cleaning products and natural cleaners offer a safe and non-toxic way to clean your home. From cleaning the kitchen, bathrooms, windows and more, green cleaning uses …

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Energy Saving Tips: Water Heaters

Energy Saving Tips: Water Heaters

November 19, 2018

Energy-efficient water heaters save not only energy, they save money too. There are different types water heaters, ranging from tankless/on-demand water heaters to conventional ones that encompass an insulated storage tank. Even solar-powered models are available. Here are four quick tips for saving energy with your home’s water heater: Evaluate the best fuel type and …

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Save Energy in Your Kitchen

Save Energy in Your Kitchen

October 5, 2018

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home. It also uses the most energy in the home. From large to small kitchen appliances, they all take energy to run. Let’s look at a few simple ways to save energy in the kitchen:Refrigerator/Freezer: According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average refrigerator costs $90 …

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Lower Your Utility Bills

Lower Your Utility Bills

September 19, 2018

Here are the top five tips for lowering your heating and cooling bills: 1. By just having a programmable thermostat (not necessarily a smart one), you can get significant annual cost savings. 2. Adjust the thermostat up or down, depending on the season, when you aren’t at home. 3. Try raising or lowering the temperature …

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